What the Future Holds: Pen Computers

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Pen Computer

I have always said that someone should create a palm like devices that includes a processor/aps, monitor of the sort, keyboard and mouse. At the 2003 ITU Telecom World exhibition held in Geneva, the Tokyo-based NEC Corporation displayed a conceptual $30,000 prototype of what they dubbed a “Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget Package,” or P-ISM. As NEC described the P-ISM:

P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, camera scanner, and personal ID key with cashless pass function. P-ISMs are connected with one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the Internet through the cellular phone function. This personal gadget in a minimalistic pen style enables the ultimate ubiquitous computing.

This product allows you to work from anywhere in the world and have everything that you need at your fingertips. We all know that enough processing power and tri-wireless modes (Bluetooth, 802.11B/G, and Cellular) can fit into small devices (PSP, Treo’s). NEC only adds a viewing device (the projector) and an input device (a laser keyboard) to bring us to miniature-mobile computing. We know the input devices already function as seen in the picture below (although this devices causes numbness/pain in your fingers because you are typing on a hard surface) now can’t we just get a smaller projectors.

Oh and of course, for this to be worth anyone’s $$ I believe it will need to have a battery performance time of 6+ hours.

I expect to see a product like this by Jan 2007 CES with a cost of $4999.

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Pen Computer
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Pen Computer

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  • Rick James

    This aint shit

  • rick james2

    i'm rick james biotch!

  • Earl Handy

    I doubt it will work in bright outdoor sunlight!

  • ricky

    I own 2 of these computers. I leave one in my car to use during rush hour, and the other in the office. It's a great tool.


    I would like to know more about the manufacturers address details to contact him for business.

    shridhar iyer

  • cierra

    these are very cute computers wish i could have one just like it!

  • RaeRae

    all i can say is that the new little computer will be…pretty darn awesome!!

  • Marianella

    Pleace in spanish?!

  • Marianella

    Pleace in spanish!!

  • Love Pen Computers

    I LOVE

  • Love Pen Computers

    I LOVE PEN COMPUTERS!!!111111 contact me to express ur love for pen computers…

  • Love Pen Computers

    by the way its please not pleace.. :) hahaha….

  • nxtstdent

    You're all losers. Except for the guy who invented these nifty pen computers. They're awsome…

  • keruchan

    I Wonder if there is speaker inside that can produce good quality sounds ^^ and dvd rom on that pen, its posible that there is a big amount of storage as the smalest hard disk has been release. I guess this is pretty cute ^^

  • Mr. Marcus

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to know the manufacturer contact details for business.

    Thank you.

  • Seema.

    This is a wonder! could be please give more info as to whats the technology used and what is patented in this. since im a patent attorney im curious.

  • Seema.Naik

    This is a wonder!! Could you please give some info as to what is the Technology used and what is patented in this??? Since I'm a Patent Attorney I'm Curious.

  • giri

    Wiil u pls let us know the configuration & the address of the manufactures…& the cost


  • 777n77e7777b77777777

    5grand for one give me 0 no way in hell i can get one of them

  • Ez

    what the hell are you guyz talking about. sure its a cool gadget. But it is not even in the mainstream market. So quit begging for it and just wait for it to come out. GOSSSHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • ananad

    its really fantanstic.i whanna 2 know ab this .i am going 2 do small project so give more information.quick pls.

  • brandon

    sssssssswwwww weeeeetttttttttt

  • srinivas

    dear sir i need to know the technology behind this pen computer so please provide me the material…

  • krillin

    I have been watching products like these and I like this on the best. I would like to get on for myself. Where could I get one?

  • Mahbuba Haque, Dona

    wowwwwww.. its beautifulll.. !!! i am so surprised that our world is growing up and up about technical matters. best of luck to all of the technical team who have invention such kind of wonderful things. we are looking forward our technical teams to build more and more new inventions and surprise us. thank you.


  • god

    dose it print ohh eemm geee i just shat myself anyone got any bleach

  • joejoe

    too all da peps tha think its shitt
    izzz real arnt nothing but lames

  • joejoe

    for the people that are really thinking of getting one should really save their money because this technology
    is going to cost a whole lotta money
    so save up sell your homes do something to get money for this pen computer because once you buy this awesome computer it will do everything for you
    like help you pee and even wipe your butt maybe give you some pleasure huh huh you kno what im talking about

  • Gine

    Good idea…

  • Roohi

    Its amazing its like whole world on your finger.

  • Miley Cyrus

    heyheyhey thi site is gay

  • Mac,Daddy

    and I thought my iPod touch was incredible… Just when you buy something neat, it gets outdated within a month or 2; It's ridiculous.

  • Backer

    A very nice development, I would like to know more about it. I think it will come out in near future.

    Anybody knows the producers of pen computers please inform me on this discussion. I can wait for

  • Adam Berger

    Though I wrote about this over a year ago I haven't heard much about progress during that time. We know that all components are shrinking and products are combining so it is only a matter of time before we have true pen computing.

  • blargon

    es un ordenador como un boli. es muy similar. la comutadora se puede projecter.

  • I’m a pen attorney

    Um…. I'd like the patent on these pens because I'm a pen attorney.

    I'm also a polar bear and could use this pen computer to stab seals with.

    What a gay* little toy.

    *gay as in festive

  • Rahman


    See more details: (P-IS as well as many other new products)

  • sachin

    enter into future

  • DigitalBoyVer4

    For the people asking where you could get one of these…it's a CONCEPTUAL PROTOTYPE. It does not exist yet. It probably won't for a long while. Just sit back relax and wait.

  • bloop


  • booga

    its an awesome piece of material

  • Bill Gates

    HEY YOU STOLE MY IDEA……………………….Not!

    great invention
    i love it

  • s m deshpande

    i want to know more on construction and operational concept of pen computers

  • s m deshpande

    more info please

  • Olay (yes, from the 3D warehouse)

    It's called an Iphone….

  • Amanda

    I would like to know where the disk and other useful components would be placed and also the price for this device and how the projections work

  • Mussie

    HI ! every body, and Congratulations to the inventor !!

    Amazing technology. Splendid invention. The disparity between LDC and Developed world is questionable. Do we think parallel to this in some corner of the world there are people who can not fill their stomach??? Lets think also how the poor fills his empty stomach.

    Thank you,

    Mussie G. (Eritrea)

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  • rajmohan

    i am knowing about pen computers.

  • mohd Imran

    this is toooooooooo imagin………..but i want know somthing more plz.. help me send some related document

  • Alex

    how much will it cost?

  • pav

    hello sir,i wanted to know full details of this technology with working principle and etc…

  • dfafaf

    this shit is fakeee

  • sam

    im rick jamesss!

  • PIE

    I wonder if anyone cares about this crap GET A LIFE!!!

  • PIE

    y would u wanna get 1 if u can get a regular 1

  • irfan

    very much interesting want to know more abt 6 pen computers

  • houssam zeitoun

    we're in 2010 and it still doesn't exist.